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Re: Prayers needed

I would still rather watch CSI, a program from which you can learn
something.  Did you know that a person can have 2 entirely different DNA?
Recently saw commercials for 2 new ABC offerings this fall:

Desperate Housewives
Wife Swap

Makes CSI look pretty tame.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 1:29 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Prayers needed

> I actually watch CSI...and for the most part enjoy it...but even I agree
> that sometimes the gruesomeness of the show is way over the top. Much of
> it is just gratuitous violence and truly not necessary for the
> development or advancement of any plot line. I sometimes think the
> entertainment industry at large has to see just how far they can push
> the envelope, which has now gone from being business sized to...well,
> what's bigger than a breadbox?
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Sat 07/03, David Franzman < dfranzma@pacbell.net > wrote:
> From: David Franzman [mailto: dfranzma@pacbell.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 21:16:46 -0700
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Prayers needed
> Hey, has anyone seen CSI? They routinely show dismembered people.
> It's<br>been a favorite of my wife's because it's a crime show but one
> time that I<br>actually watched it I was so appalled and made such a
> fuss that my wife just<br>turned the channel. I will never understand
> why somebody would want to<br>watch stuff like that.<br><br>David
> Franzman<br>A Touch of the
> Tropics<br>www.atouchofthetropics.net<br>----- Original Message -----
> <br>From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net><br>To:
> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 12:36
> PM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Prayers needed<br><br><br>> Marge and Judy,
> you are both so right. Sometimes I'm appalled at what I<br>> myself
> accept as "not so bad" or "normal" these days. I usually back
> up<br>and<br>> go wait a minute, that's a horrible thing to show on TV,
> or say on the<br>> radio, etc. Even the morning shows now are full of
> things that were simply<br>> not tolerated when I was a child. I can
> remember the first time I heard<br>the<br>> word 'damn' on TV and was
> amazed. And yes, freedom of speech has turned<br>> into say anything you
> want, no matter how vile, obscene (although those<br>> REALLY smart
> people in DC still haven't clearly defined that word) or even<br>>
> ludicrous. That's another thing that amazes me, the TV shows that
> people<br>> watch not for the violent content, but for the sheer
> stupidity of the<br>> content. Just don't get it. OK, I'll stop.<br>>
> A<br>><br>> Andrea H<br>> Beaufort, SC<br>><br>><br>> ----- Original
> Message ----- <br>> From: "Judy L Browning"
> <judybrowning@lewiston.com><br>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent:
> Friday, July 02, 2004 11:36 AM<br>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Prayers
> needed<br>><br>><br>> > Marge, you stated this very well, may I quote
> you? I am apalled my what<br>my<br>> > grandkids all preteen, accept as
> "normal" based on what they see on the<br>> > tube.<br>> > From: "Marge
> Talt" <mtalt@hort.net><br>> > > Personally (showing my age), I think TV
> and Hollywood are<br>> > > exacerbating the situation and our freedo
> m of speech (which I value)<br>> > > has been distorted as a permission
> to produce worse and worse violent<br>> > > trash for consumption by
> younger and younger humans...after a while,<br>> > > the horror subsides
> and they become inured to violence; think it is<br>> > > normal...then,
> that spills over into other aspects of life. Consider<br>> > > the
> prevalence of road rage and other sorts of "rages" that seem to<br>> > >
> happen every day now.<br>> ><br>> >
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